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Banned Books Week 2015

Posted by: on September 29, 2015   |Comments (0)|Events

110924_censorship_banned-books“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight”
— Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of being a Wallflower.

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Book Week this week, September 27th – October 3rd! This week strives to promote the freedom to access information, even if the information or idea is considered unorthodox or unpopular.

Individuals and organizations are still making formal requests to ban books from libraries and schools today. According to the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, there were 311 challenged books reported in the U.S. The association estimates that 70-80% books banned or challenged are unreported.

Censorship does affect you, even if it isn’t direct! Intellectual freedom, the freedom to explore ideas and seek knowledge, is vital for a healthy, functioning democracy. Without this freedom, our society is unable to make informed decisions. Stand-up for intellectual freedom and the freedom to read what you choose by picking-up a banned book this week!

Click HERE for a list of the Top Ten most challenged or banned books in 2014.

Want to test your banned book knowledge, click HERE to take New York Public Library’s Banned Book Week Quiz!banned-books

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Money Smart Week is April 18 – 25, 2015!

Posted by: on April 15, 2015   |Comments (0)|PC Community

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country.

PC will be holding events in the Library.  Come join us!

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Club Phil welcomes the class of 2018!

Posted by: on June 18, 2014   |Comments (0)|Student Life

Come visit our table at the Orientation Resource Fairs.  They take place in the basement of Slavin Hall June 17 – 25 between 8am-9:15am.  We will be available for any questions you might have and to highlight some of the services offered by the library.

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Faculty: It’s Your Turn to Learn!

Posted by: on May 19, 2014   |Comments (0)|Events

faculty professional developmentJoin us this week for the Faculty Professional Development Workshops on offer from Instructional Technology and Library. There will be workshops on everything from Sakai Gradebook, VoiceThread training and innovative ways iPads are being used in the classroom to great tips on using multimedia in your courses and making your work life easier with Selected Works, Gobi Alerts, facultyDirect and other great timesavers! Workshops are filling up quickly. Register here: https://cteprovidencecollege.wufoo.com/forms/z1qfgyfn1kh7luz/

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Phillips Memorial Library Research Prize

Posted by: on April 2, 2014   |Comments (0)|Student Life

Here at the library, we love research.

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It’s kind of our thing

But it’s also a thing that is not only important for us, but also the students of PC

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So we want to know more about the research undergrads are doing

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We at the library, and the good folks at the Center for Engaged Learning want to reward you for your hard work!

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2014 is the first year of the Phillips Memorial Library Undergraduate Craft of Research Prize, and we want to hear from you!

All we need from you is:

  1. 1. A research paper (you were probably going to write one anyway–right?)
  2. 2. An annotated bibliography (again, you were probably already doing one–now just add annotations)
  3. 3. A 5-7 page essay describing your research process (everybody loves to talk about how smart they are, here’s your chance!)

That’s it!

Send that all to Andria Tieman: atieman@providence.edu by May 12th to enter, and you could be well on your way to being one of the first recipients of the Phillips Memorial Library Undergraduate Craft of Research Prize!  In addition to a cash prize, winning papers will be publisher in PC’s Digital Commons right along with the works of PC’s scholars.

Everything you need to know–including research tips, citation help, how to write an annotated bibliography, etc., is located here: http://providence.libguides.com/research_prize

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You work hard. Let us recognize that with fortune and glory.

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